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Chapter 25: He Is the Vine, and We Are the Branches
The next reasons that we’re going to go through have some similarities and some overlap. I may
not spend as much time on each one, but you’re going to see a recurring theme. They go through
what I’ve taught in earlier chapters, but I believe it will be driven home even stronger. I’m
talking about it being God’s will for all of us to be healed, everyone.
When people say, “It must not have been God’s will to heal them,” we just don’t believe that.
“Well, you know, they died from that car wreck at age 25. It was just God’s will to take them. It
was their time.” We don’t believe that. Now, if they were saved, they went to heaven, glory to
God, and it’s better to be with the Lord. But they were robbed of years they could have had.
“Well, you know, they prayed, but they died from the disease. It was just God’s will for them to
have the disease and to die.” No, I’m sorry. We don’t believe that.
There have been cases when you and I have not attained to God’s best, but it doesn’t change
God’s best. There have been times when you didn’t operate in the perfect will of God, and when
I didn’t attain to the perfect will of God, but that doesn’t change the perfect will of God. What is
the perfect will of God for everyone on the planet? To be healed. We’re going to preach it, we’re
going to proclaim it, we’re going to expound on it, we’re going to confess it, we’re going to say
it, we’re going to believe for it, and we’re not going to change.
There are a lot of religions that change their Bible every few years. They adjust this and they
change that. There are groups, Christian groups, who change what they believe pretty regularly.
But if you believe the Bible, you never get an upgrade. You never get an update. Why? Because
it was perfect when He said it. It was right. It doesn’t need to change; it will never need to
change. He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. He is God, and He does not change—He
doesn’t need to.
In John 15:5, Jesus said, “I am the Vine, ye are the branches.…” Are you a branch? We are the
branches. “He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without
me ye can do nothing.” Verse eight says, “Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit;
so shall you be my disciples.”
So reason number 25 that we are sure it is God’s will for all to be healed today is because
He is the Vine, and we are the branches.
What kind of Vine is He? Is He a healthy Vine? Is He a strong Vine? Or is He a sickly Vine? Is
there a healthy vine with sickly branches? No. Is there a healthy trunk with sick limbs? No. The
life that is in the branches is coming out of the trunk, it’s coming out of the vine. If the vine is
robust, healthy, and strong, the branches should be robust. Why? Because they’re part of the
You know, many people believe differently in church than they do at home. They believe
differently on Sunday morning than they do on Tuesday afternoon. They sit up in church and
listen to someone preach to them and tell them that sickness, cancer, and disease in their life
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